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Three innovative Canberra charities to pitch for $15,000 at crowd-funding event

Three Canberra charities will this week pitch for over $15,000 funding and in-kind support for their innovative social programs that are delivering life-changing outcomes for marginalised communities in and around the ACT community. The Funding Network (TFN) will host its second live crowd-funding event at the Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport this Thursday, September 21 from […]

Free ‘come and try’ ice hockey sessions this Tuesday

Ice Hockey ACT (IHACT) is holding a Senior Come & Try Evening in preparation for the Summer Leagues. If you have always wanted to try ice hockey this is a great introduction to the sport. New players will be split into groups of 25 players over 3 hours with our experienced coaches taking each group […]

Welcoming tourists to Canberra – we need to lift our game!

I recently took a trip to Coffs Harbour, followed by a trip to Melbourne and then to Sydney. It was a delightful experience and as a tourist, I not only enjoyed the best of service, and found the facilities everywhere more than adequate, but I left each place with a positive impression. This is what […]

End of warranty can be start of car worries, warns NRMA

Almost one-in-five (17 per cent) of motorists surveyed by the NRMA experienced mechanical problems with their vehicles after the manufacturer’s warranty had expired, according to the motoring organisation. The survey of 1,119 NRMA members across NSW and the ACT found that the overwhelming majority of motorists were driving older vehicles, with 79 per cent of […]

4 million Australians speak a language other than English – but is that enough?

I saw an article in the Crimes today about the Speaker asking for a translation of mother tongue speeches (albeit they were only seconds long) from Elizabeth Lee MLA and Elizabeth Kikkert MLA. It reminded me of my valedictory speech when I left the Assembly and I gave a parting remark in French. I also […]

Dario Argento: Horror Maestro @ NFSA

Would you like some tandem terror to accompany your Lavazza Italian Film Festival? At the height of his powers throughout the 70s and 80s, Italian iconoclast Dario Argento delivered an oeuvre which has served as a reference point for horror aficionados ever since. Following on from LOVE AND ANARCHY: THE FILMS OF LINA WERTMÜLLER, the […]

Bill to tighten gun storage rules, ban credit card knives

Legislation to tighten firearms rules and ban disguised weapons such as credit card knives has been introduced into the Legislative Assembly. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said the legislation introduced on...Show More Summary

Local idols inspire Canberra’s Charlie Mellick as he sets sights on States

It was a tough campaign for the ACT Under-16 boys representative side at the 2017 Australian Junior Championships in Western Australia, but Canberra junior, Charlie Mellick made the most of it. The Ginninderra Rats junior posted a game-high 18 points in a narrow loss against Western Australia Country and 15 points, five assists, and four […]

Diversity of design at FASHFEST

The magpie goose sits at the top of the tree eating fermented mangoes and squawking all day. Magpie Goose is more than a bird native to the Top End. It’s the name of a fashion social enterprise that will showcase its loud, proud and unapologetic designs on the catwalk at FASHFEST 2017. It’s the first […]

Floriade’s first twilight concert hits a high note with 2,000 visitors

Around 2,000 people braved a cool Canberra evening to attend Floriade’s first ever twilight concert last night. Visitors rocked to the music of The David Bowie Tribute band supported by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra as the sun went down during a magical event surrounded by lights and flowers. Rugged up against the cold, visitors danced, […]

Achtung Canberra! The 2017 German Auto Day is happening in Canberra this Sunday

Want to get up close and personal with a polished-up Porsche, beaming Beamer, magnificent Merc, or a kool Kombi? If you want to check out some awesome cars and get your wiener fix at the same time, the annual German Auto Day is on again this Sunday 17 September, from 10am to 3pm at Pialligo […]

Yass property with charming house a horse-lover’s dream

A 3.2-hectare property for sale in Yass is a horse-lover’s dream with its architecturally-designed home complemented by horse paddocks, shelter sheds and stables galore. On the market for $865,000, the property at 588 Yass Valley Way is a rural retreat with all the equine infrastructure needed for someone looking to take horse-ownership to the next […]

Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani re-signs with ARU days before his first Test in Canberra

Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani re-signed a two-year deal with ARU and the ACT Brumbies this week just days before his first Test in Canberra. Kuridrani said he did think about playing overseas but wanted to stay in Australia for the next two years because he is excited about his future with the Brumbies and Wallabies. […]

ACT to hold Australia’s first Reconciliation Day holiday next May

In a first for Australia, the ACT will hold a Reconciliation Day public holiday on May 28 next year. The new public holiday will replace the current Family and Community Day, which will be held for the last time in the ACT on September 25 this year. The introduction of a Reconciliation Day public holiday […]

Korean Film Festival 2017

If you love film, you should consider yourself lucky to live in Canberra. Nevermind Sydney or Melbourne, we are still seriously spoilt for choice and enjoy broad cinematic exposure here in the nation’s capital. Not only do we have the CANB SHRT FILM FEST which officially opened Wednesday, the LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL which officially […]

Akmal Saleh Live in Canberra at Academy Comedy Club

I remember seeing Akmal Saleh live when I was still at uni about 25 years ago. It was awesome to watch someone who looked a bit like me (i.e. a man of middle-eastern appearance) up on stage, making everyone laugh, but doing it in a way that embraced Aussie culture and language better than many […]

Don’t throw it out this spring clean, just GIVIT at Floriade

Waste not, want not is an old adage with renewed meaning this year at Floriade where children can enjoy the art of recycling as part of a charity project to provide practical assistance to survivors of domestic violence. At the BUGS + BLOOMS Creative Kids’ Workshops during the school holidays, children aged seven and up […]

Canberra’s most authentic Italian Pizza: Trecento Pizzeria & Bar 

A 300-year-old recipe, eight years of research and an international expedition drives the quest for the perfect pizza. I am quite a pizza fan and have done the rounds (once or twice) of a lot of Canberra’s pizza establishments, everything from enjoying it delivered to my door in a brown box to the high-end slick […]

Going rural: Spring-time festivals and events in the Capital Region

The Capital Region covers a huge area and there really is a lot on offer at this time of year. Coastal friends have tried to kid me that it is warm enough to swim, but from memory of my childhood in Sydney, the water really isn’t warm enough (for me at any rate) at least […]

Myer Belconnen to close as company’s profit plunges 80 per cent

Myer has announced that its Belconnen store will close in 2019 when the lease expires as part of a strategy to reduce its store footprint and focus on what it calls a ‘a more innovative and experiential retail offer’. The shop assistants union said about 60-70 full-time, part-time and casual staff were affected and it […]

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